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About Dark Horse


The Dark Horse Isle of Man Music Festival is all about celebrating the Isle of Man music festival, arts and culture scene and is now in it’s fourth year. We plan to improve the event year on year by offering: days of music, camping and good company, along with activities, workshops and stalls for the mind, body, soul, eardrums and taste buds.

It’s happening over the weekend of July 23, 24, 25, at the same beautiful location –Silly Moos Campsite, Ballakillingan Farm, Ramsey.

The resident cows have kindly agreed to vacate their barn for us to transform into the festival’s main music stage, while the surrounding fields (as well as housing our campsites) will be alive with local food producers, artists, teachers and musicians sharing what they do.

Isle of Man Music Festival

Live musicians and DJs – from both the Isle of Man music festival scene and the UK are being booked as we speak…

Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for announcements on the Isle of Man music line-up.

The Dark Horse Music team have experience in organising Manx live events since 2008. During this time Dark Horse Music have hosted many successful Isle of Man music festival gigs with top UK festival acts. With help from other musicians and friends, we want this festival to be something that brings together community people, doing good things!

In short, we’re excited. However we also believe – to keep our feet on the ground  – that modesty is the best policy. We are slowly growing the event but not in a way that is unsustainable. So if you bring yourselves, your friends, a tent and your ticket… we’ll sort out the folk; the funk; the soul; the strings; the beats; the decorations; the campfire and everything else in our power to make it a very special time.